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Reversal Rates Are the Next Big Challenge for Central Banks

  BY SAMUEL RINES, Mauldin Economics Negative and ultra-low interest rates have become the norm for the developed world. The phrases “lower for longer” and “new normal” are now accepted as facts rather than predictions. But, how low is too low? For many developed world economies, rates remain low in order to combat stagnation as growth […]

R.I.P. America’s Coal Industry

The last pillar of America’s coal industry has fallen… Yesterday, Peabody Energy (BTU), the largest U.S. coal miner, filed for bankruptcy. Its stock has stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Peabody was the last major U.S. coal miner still standing. Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, Patriot Coal, and Walter Energy all filed bankruptcy More >

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Doug Casey: The Real Problem is Government

I give a good number of speeches each year. For some time I’ve asked audiences a question: “What useful purpose does the U.S. government serve?” I do that not to be challenging or provocative, but to actually find out if anyone else can think of a useful purpose the government serves. The question at first More >

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Weekend Edition: Yes, the Dollar Should Be Backed by Gold…

Editor’s Note: A few simple changes could eliminate the money problems facing the United States. In today’s Weekend Edition, Agora founder Bill Bonner proposes ways to take the country back to a traditional and sensible money system. One where people could decide for themselves what kind of money they wanted to use, save, spend, or lend… More >

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Silver Hasn’t Flashed This “Buy” Signal in Almost a Decade

It’s been a great year for gold investors… But another precious metal is doing even better. If you read the Dispatch often, you know that gold has been surging. It recently “broke out” to a yearly high, signaling that a new gold bull market has likely begun. With a 16% gain, gold was 2016’s best More >

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Weekend Edition: Why Bankers HATE It When You Hold Cash

Editor’s Note: Bankers are worried you have “too much cash.” Agora founder Bill Bonner recently had an eye-opening talk with local bankers. In today’s Weekend Edition, Bill tells us what happened when the bankers tried to persuade him borrow money… Bill originally wrote this essay on April 5, 2016, in Bill Bonner’s Diary. By Bill Bonner, editor, The More >

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Foreign Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account

Financial privacy is dead. You should assume that, sooner or later, all the details of your financial life will land in a government computer—if they haven’t already—and plan accordingly. A record of pretty much every penny you earn, save and spend is permanently stored somewhere. And the government could retrieve that information if it wanted More >

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Here’s Why Gold Stocks Are a Speculator’s Dream Right Now

Gold and silver are making fresh new highs. If you’ve been reading the Dispatch, you know gold has soared this year. It’s up 18%, making it the year’s top performing commodity. Gold’s big move has triggered an explosive rally in gold miners. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), which tracks large gold miners, has More >

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How to Profit as the New Gold Standard Takes Hold

Has Doug Casey convinced the government to bring back the gold standard? Over the past two weeks, Doug has been working on a special project. He’s spent a lot of time with high-ranking government officials, trying to persuade them to back the currency with gold. Believe it or not, the government is taking Doug’s ideas More >

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The Nature of a Career Politician

Recently, David Cameron presented to the British public his White Paper on whether the UK should remain in the EU, in preparation for the June referendum. For those who are unfamiliar with the referendum, it’s intended to resolve the degree to which the UK caves to an unelected uber-government in Brussels in trade for purported More >

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